Forgive me if this had been posted elsewhere, but I am running into an odd problem on occasion with the latest Linux Mint 14, my NVidia GTX 460, and "loosing" GUI on bootup. I am running the 304.43 driver that is the recommended driver from within the installer in Mint 14.
The issue is that sometimes, after a reboot, the desktop shows up and then dissapears with a flashing cursor in the top left corner. Pressing ALT-F8 allows the desktop to come back and all is fine afterward. This does not happen all of the time...probably every fifth or sixth reboot at best. I tried installing the latest driver from Nvidia, and after that install, the same issue occured every time the system was rebooted. Each time the GUI would come up for a second or two, and the same deal. ALT-F8 brings it back and all is fine.
Somewhat annoying. Does anyone have any clue as to why this is happing? I did not experience it at all in Mint 13, nor in 12 or 11. Mint 14 is the best version to date (I am running the MATE version btw, 64-bit) and I am loving it. Would just love to squash this minor annoyance tho
Any ideas/help is greatly appreciated!